Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

About Us

Our Department faculty are dedicated to caring for a diverse patient population in a variety of settings, improving the health of patients and families through cutting-edge research, and educating learners.

We train:

Students (medicine, physician assistant, nursing)
Residents (family medicine, preventive medicine, podiatric medicine and surgery)
Fellows (hospice and palliative medicine)

Divisions, Programs, and Faculty

In the Spotlight

The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine (DFPM) is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), as well as to integrating the practice of DEI into every facet of our Department.

The Department offers community engagement opportunities for our faculty, staff, residents and students through partnerships with local organizations. 

News Highlights

Emory's Physician Assistant Program has a long, proud history of being one of the top-ranked programs in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

Dr. Rosette Chakkalakal Named Preventive Medicine Division Director June 2022

Rosette Chakkalakal, MD, MHS, has been appointed Director of the Division of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Chakkalakal currently practices in the Grady Primary Care Clinic. Her work in diabetes prevention includes partnership with Emory and Grady employee health providers and related programs such as the Grady Food as Medicine program and the Emory Lifestyle Medicine and Wellness Clinic.

Dr. Rosette Chakkalakal

Dr. Thompson Appointed Family Medicine Division Director Jan. 2022

Dr. Tina-Ann Thompson has been named Division Director for the Division of Family Medicine. Dr. Thompson is also the Program Lead for Emory Primary Care (over 50 practice locations and 120 providers) working directly with practices as a medical director.

Dr. Thompson

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